Yvette Scales

Yvette Scales recounts almost sixty years of personal experience with tropical storms and hurricanes while living in the Third Ward of Houston, TX. Scales touches on her memories with Hurricanes Carla, Alicia, Ike, Alison, and Harvey. In her interview, Scales reveals that although Hurricane Harvey brought her and her family less devastation than other hurricanes, Harvey became an opportunity for community growth.

Scales mentions community efforts to help one another in times of crisis. She also discusses how Texas Southern University offered help to those in need during Harvey by providing food, water, and other supplies.